[tex-live] tl layout on ctan

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Wed Aug 20 15:45:15 CEST 2008

Staszek Wawrykiewicz wrote:

> On Wed, 20 Aug 2008, Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) wrote:

>> That is exactly what I did, and as far as
>> I can tell, it /did/ work !  What is the
>> problem that you anticipate happening
>> when this is tried, Staszek ?

> OK, Phil. Once again: 
> 1. you have downloaded from CTAN the whole structure _as it is_, right?

As it was after Karl created the directory I requested.
Not "as it is today", because I haven't tried it today,
but I'm happy to if you think something may have

>    archive/
>    install-tl/
>    tlpkg/
>    install-tl.zip
>    install-tl-unx.tar.gz

The WGET command was as follows :

@Echo off
Echo Commenced : %time%
Wget -np --mirror ftp://ftp.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008/ -nH -o Wget.log
Echo Completed : %time%
Echo See Wget.log for details

> 2. cd install-tl
> 3. install-tl.bat

No, I use a shortcut :

Install-TL (shortcut)
         D:\TeX\Live\TeX-Archive\systems\texlive\tlnet\2008\install-tl\install-tl.bat -location D:\TeX\Live\TeX-Archive\systems\texlive\tlnet\2008\

> 4. it works, but _only_ for installing from the net, eg.:
> Platform:  win32  => ' Windows '
> Distribution: net  (downloading)
> Using URL: http://mirror.icis.pcz.pl/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008
> Directory for temporary files: ' c:/TEMP '
> Installer directory: 'c:/tl08/install-tl'
> Loading http://mirror.icis.pcz.pl/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet/2008/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb
> Installer revision: 10347
> Database revision: 10341
> So archive/ and tlpkg/ on your disk aren't sourced. That's all.

Are you sure ? I used Norbert's "-location"
qualifier; doesn't this force a local install ?

** Phil.

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